Tenuta Aquilaia Ciliegiolo, Maremma Toscana DOC - Boutinot
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Tenuta Aquilaia Ciliegiolo, Maremma Toscana DOC 2021

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Tenuta Aquilaia

Ciliegiolo means 'little cherry' in Italian. Native to Tuscany, it's believed to have been grown in Maremma, in the south of the region, since Etruscan times. True to its name, it produces wines with juicy, ripe black cherry characters.

Meet the producer

The 40 hectare Tenuta Aquilaia estate in Maremma (southern Tuscany), close to Scansano, was acquired by Azienda Uggiano...

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Production

The Ciliegiolo vines are cultivated on the Tenuta Aquilaia estate. They are hand-harvested, then fermented at a controlled temperature (26° C) with maceration on skins for 15 days. Malolactic fermentation immediately follows alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then refined in stainless steel for 8 months.

Tasting notes

Appealing ripe black cherry aromas, warm and spicy with a hint of black pepper. The palate has rounded blackberry and plum fruit backed by supple tannins. A generous, richly flavoured and mellow wine with a fresh, lightly savoury finish.

Food match

Tortelli Maremmani (large ravioli), perhaps served with Cinta Senese (pork) ragu.

Awards

2021 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

Bronze

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